Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration
Prof Dr Martin Korte
Our focus is the investigation of processes in learning, memory and forgetting. In particular, we are interested in the long-term consequences of infection and activation of the immune system to the brain and how this influences neuroinflammatory and aging processes of the brain - up to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Martin Korte has already focused on synaptic plasticity during his PhD projects "Signaling Systems at hippocampal synapses" at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Neurobiology in Martinsried. Afterwards he became a research group leader at the MPI of Neurobiology.
2004 Martin Korte got the professorship at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Since 2007 he is the professor of cellular neurobiology and the director of the zoological institute at the TU Braunschweig.
In 2012 he established the research group neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and thereby connect with his experience in the fields of cellular neurobiology and neurophysiology the areas of infection and neurodegenerative diseases.
Martin Korte was a guest in the science podcast "Forsch!" by the Braunschweiger Zeitung and the ForschungRegion Braunschweig. In the podcast (in German only), he explains, among other things, which factors influence our memory and how the performance of the brain changes with age. [read more]